christy mills

Between stimulus and response, there is space.
In that space is our power to choose our response.
In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
~Victor E. Frankl

I sat down today to write this blog post, and for the life of me Safari would not load, so I ended up writing most of it in ‘notes’.  After spending only a little bit of time on it, I really decided if I was going to even post anything at all, because really, after all of the time that has passed since I wrote it and now, is it still relevant??

The reason that I know it is, is after shutting the computer off, walking away, spending time away, I turned the computer on and a beautiful photo of space and the moon set itself up as my wallpaper.  Synchronicity! Time to finish the post.  I wish I could…

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Writing Advice From John Steinbeck

The Politics of Writing

Whether a fan of his writing or not, John Steinbeck has been integrated into the American canon and shaped the way American literature has been perceived, moreso than any other writer has done. In 1962 he was awarded the Nobel prize in literature for “his realistic and imaginative writings, combining as they do sympathetic humour and keen social perception.” Not only have his works been frequently taught in schools around the country, his books have also been subject to numerous book-burnings  and demonstrations; which is the landmark of any great writer.

At times Steinbeck was hesitant towards interviews, but the Paris Review has recently compiled a mix of different conversations, interviews, and writings about his art. It’s broken up into different sections, such as “On Work Habits”, and “On Publishing” for ease of finding the best piece of advice. But there’s one section in particular that sums it all…

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